Greg Schlotthauer

Greg Schlotthauer

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Pop - Rock | New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 190   
Member Since: 2018
   Last Login: 2/4/2020
   Sounds Like: Arcade Fire, Elton John, Coldplay, Nick Drake, New Pornographers, Tears for Fears, Crowded House,

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Plays:

14

Song Description

This is a mellow song of depth with the rhythmic groove of Gregg Willliams' drums and percolating programming over relaxing acoustic guitar and piano, interspersed with strings and brass. It is a reflection of a Bigger Picture after 9/11, acknowledging repetition and circularity in life in the human experience, mixed with a response to offensive comments of Bill O'Reilly to foment fear. There is an outstanding musical turn in the bridge with interesting vocals which lead to the meditative "me and my t.v. in this uncertainty ..."

Story Behind the Song

Plunged into deep thought post 9/11 in New York City, I dreamed of planetary rings in circular repetition and the fact we are all spinning around on spheric bodies, and in such time of distress were limited by forces such as gravity, time and space. In those days I found myself fixed on my television and was offended at Bill O'Reilly's commentary encouraging an Us. Vs. Them mentality, and combined the societal criticism with facing the reality of the boundaries of life as we know it.

Lyrics

Rings in spaces are all that we continue to be
hypnotized by the powers of gravity
especially when you're bad like me

All our troubles lie in the mysteries of life
and we hope to see the light
after time

We're all bound by motion, space and time
and these restrictions can only make us blind
we get sad, we get afraid
and we don't know much of anything

The world is spinning out of control, my friends

I don't wanna watch anymore t.v.
in these days of uncertainty
it's bringing me down, keeping me down
(just like gravity)
I wanna know why your guitar is seducing me
it's bringing me up and dragging me down
(just like gravity)

Me and my t.v. in this uncertainty
Me and my t.v. in this uncertainty
Me and my t.v. in this uncertainty

The world is spinning out of control, my friends
The world is spinning out of control
me and my t.v. spinning out of control

Rings in spaces are all that we continue to be
hypnotized by the powers of gravity

We're all bound by (all our troubles lie)
motion, space and time (in the mysteries of life)
and these restrictions can only make us blind (and we hope to see the light)

Me and my t.v. in this uncertainty
Me and my t.v. in this uncertainty
Me and my t.v. in this uncertainty
Me and my t.v.

Song Length
4:48
Genres
Pop - General, Pop - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Cool, Pleasant

Subject Matter
Existence, Universe

Similar Artists
Tears For Fears, Coldplay, Nick Drake, Crowded Hou, Arcade Fire, Beatles, U2, Bread, Todd Rundgren
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Music Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Producer Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Performance Credits Greg Schlotthauer, Christian Cassan, Gregg Williams, Vic Thrill, Kelli Wallace, Sarah Terrell, Meg Okura, Dave Eggar, Joe Fiedler, Steve Rossiter, Ariel Levine, Billy Campion